ED GORDON, host:

In the day's immediately after the storm, musician and New Orleans native Harry Connick, Jr. was so distraught by the devastation he witnessed, he wrote a song called All These People. Take a listen:

(Soundbite of All These People)

Mr. HARRY CONNICK JR. (Musician, New Orleans Native): (Singing) There were these people all just waiting there. There were all these people all just waiting there for someone, but nobody came, nobody saw, cause nobody wanted to go that far. There were all these people all waiting there. Yeah.

I was so damn scared I held hands with a crazy man…

GORDON: That, again, was Harry Connick Jr. and gospel star Kim Burrell singing All These People. All proceeds from the single go to Habitat for Humanity's Musician Village, a rebuilding project formed by Connick and fellow musician, Branford Marsalis.

Tomorrow our coverage of Katrina continues with a visit to the village in the Upper Ninth Ward where homes are being built for displaced musicians.

(Soundbite of All These People)

Mr. CONNICK: (Singing) Well, the first two people we saw left the way they came…

GORDON: That's our program for today. Thanks for joining us. To listen to the show, visit NPR.org. And if you'd like to give us a comment, call 202-408-3330.

I'm Ed Gordon. This is NEWS & NOTES.

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